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obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else foun
in the last few hours. obama and senator roger wicker was sent letters containing what is thought to be ricin, a ighly toxic substance. he once ruled pakistan, but now pervez musharraf is a wanted man. he had been living in self-imposed exile in dubai and lone don't past few years and only returned to take part in elections. it seems that was a miscalculation. stephanie reports. >> push after ar had come to court -- musharraf had come to court, hoping his bail would be extended once more. instead he was forced to flee. the judge refused to listen. he's accused of treason relating to his decision to suspend the constitution and declare a state of emergency when he still ran the country in 2007. the week has gone from bad to worse for musharraf, who returned to pakistan last month in the hope of making a political comeback. on tuesday, a court in peshawar disqualified from running in the parliamentary elections in may. now he finds himself effectively on the run. lawyers at the islamabad high court want the former president as he went through court, crying out, "look who's running away." >> i e
contacted was the recent letters that were sent to senator wicker, as well as president obama. the information that we received from the fbi of the content that those two letters contained, the way that the letters were typewritten to those two individuals, the postmark similarity that we had, it raised suspicion that there could possibly be a connection to the letter that we received in justice court. the next step that we took was a joint effort in investigating what we could about what this substance was that was inside the letter that we had. as you all know, the federal authorities released the information as far as the content that they believed was placed inside the two letters to senator wicker, as well as president obama. their team and other government officials arrived at our facility. we staged them on our north parking lot. there's a portable laboratory that was brought in. they came in and took possession of our letter, which is the justice court letter that was received on april 10th. that particular letter, content and envelope has been analyzed at the laborato
and a republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. tonight we know the name of the suspect. who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison to president obama and a mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities.and both were post-marked memphis tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters.and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: it was a new warmer day today. '70s but along the coast we saw cooler conditions with upper 50s and 60s. tonight, clear skies and mild. again, that warming trend will continue for the weekend. the satellite and radar showing clear skies. high-pressure is driving this storm to this north of us. it will stay sunny and warm. temperatures of the door to more will be
. officials say curtis mailed letters containing ricin to president obama, senator roger wicker and a judge in mississippi. >> the debate over abortion raged for years and a san francisco sidewalk has become a battle ground for those facing off. allen wong is there as they are arguing over their rights. >> the current ruling is that abortion opponents have to stay eight feet away from potential clients but that hasn't been working out because they've been camped out in front of the door putting them inontact withientso the door. now the safety committee is recommending a 25-foot buffer zone. >> never intimidated anyone. i offer them pamphlets with places to get help. abortionppee their interaction was phone shall cliens compassionate counseling but abortion rights supporters say the sidewalk protests is tantamount to bullying. >> because of the harassment many people walk through doors crying and confused by pamphlets they've been given full of medical misinformation. >> both sides spoke to a committee recommending a 25 foot buffer zone in front of the entrance in front of the only planned
that initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. those letters mailed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi, again, man from mississippi has been arrested in the mailing of two letters that tested positive for ricin, the president obama and senator weicker. well, senate judiciary committee chairman claiming his committee will hold its fourth hearing on the new gang of eight immigration plan this friday. not so quick. it's actually the first hearing of just two that are scheduled in the legislation. the legislation. the senator got confused about which hearings. senator chuck schumer officially introduced to that to 30:00 a.m. the gang of eight claims they kept their promise to deliver legislation on tuesday since the senate remained in session. our next guest says if the gang of it really wants to persuade americans their series of border security they should rely on something other than statistics provided by department of homeland security. joining us now, co-author of a number of state anti illegal immigration laws. the kansas secretary of state. it to have yo
overnight, suspected of sending letters contaminated with poison to president obama and senator roger wicker. the move comes just days after the betters were intercepted in mail-sorting facilities. tracie potts is live with the details. >> reporter: authorities after an exhaustive investigation traced the letters to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered mor
substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. the letters were addressed to president obama, senator rodger wicker and a judge in that state. they are likely sent from a writer who is a frequent writer to federal officials. two letters were quite similar. both letters determined to be similar based on targets, post marks and et cetera. both are postmarked out of memphis, tennessee on april 8, 2013. both letters signed, quote, i am k. c. and i approve this message." at the white house here is jay carney's take. >> there was a letter. the off-site facility feeted a suspicious substance and a test was undertaken. the fbi has the lead this that investigation. >> with lawmakers and law enforcement on edge, multiple senate offices had reports of suspicious mail today, including this phoenix, senator jeff flake from arizona. >> there was no harmful substance on the letter, but the letter with ricin was sent from tennessee to senator wicker. this letter came from tennessee with no return address and with an oily substance on it. so it was troubling, and my staff alerted authorities,
. mississippi man is under arrest, accused of trying to send ricin to president obama and senator wicker. paul kevin occcurt >>> the weather looks nice in the bay area today. as we look live toward the tallest skyscraper in san francisco, the transamerica pyramid, and plenty of blue out there. the numbers start out chilly with 41 in santa rosa, 43 at livermore and 47 in san jose. we warm up from there to 77 in san jose and 69 in the city. and the extended forecast look at what happens. the numbers warm into the mid- 80s by early next week. looks like a good beach weekend, as well. enjoy it. happened in texas to the oklahoma bombing. we'll show you the possible toxic health risk. >>> gun control is blocked in the u.s. senate and the president is furious. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> we'll look at why the white house couldn't get enough support from democrats. >>> and a surprise arrest in the murder of two prosecutors. details on the woman who could face the death penalty ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for those who willingly take on the day...
. letters to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi were intercepted. the letters are undergoing additional testing. >> any time a suspicious pouder is located in a mail facility it is tested. and the mail is screened. the mail sent here is screened and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> the fbi says results of the tests on those envelopes could be released later today. >>> president obama, vowing to fight on after a gun control bill came up short. the senate voting down a compromised measure to expand background checks and military style assault weapons. the gun lobby lied about the bill and senators of both parties caved in to put call pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but that is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can bring along meaningful changes to reduce gun violence if the american people don't give up on it. >>> a major break in the case of three high profile kigz in kaufman county texas. the wife of a disgraced former justice o
barack obama, the senator and a judge. the letter was intercepted in maryland at a mail sorting facility and two letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear connection to all three letters. >> there are great similarities that they received. >> now reportedly, he cass accused of writing the letters online about a government conspiracy to ruin his reputation. >>> the vandalism of a pg&e substation was part of a coordinated act of sabotage. somebody fired shots in south san jose using a high powered rifle and they also cut through an at&t fiber optic line which knocked out and caused problems for some businesses there. at&t is offering a large reguard that case. >>> they are dealing with plenty of momentum. stefan curry made that shot and made 272 three pointers in the season eclipsing the old record. mark gave this comment, the only thing i know about stefan curry, he is not afraid when the lights are brightest. and the city of oakland is going to hold a rally for the warriors. the team is returning for the first time in six years and mayor jean quan will have been aers with the
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
with the deadly poison ricin to president obama as well as mississippi senator roger wicker. jon roberts has that story live from oxford, mississippi. john. >> reporter: good morning to you. we do know that kevin curtis is in jail at the lafayette county jail in oxford, mississippi. he is probably going to have a first appearance in federal court next door some time in afternoon. he can potential ale lee face very serious charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction, terrorism charges, as well as an attempt to commit murder for allegedly sending three letters one to senator wicker, one to president obama and another one to a district court judge in tupelo, mississippi, sadie holland. that was the first letter to be received on april the 10th. haoerp is what we know about this fella. he lives near the border of tennessee. ef is a part-time musician, an elvis i impersonator by trade and seems to sur scribe to various broad spreur theories when it comes to trafficking in body parts. this whole story may go all the way back to city 99 when he was working as a maintenance contractor for
man now charged with sending letters laced with poison the president obama and senator roger wicker. paul caron curtis is a musician, as you might have guessed. a video, an elvis impersonator. he previously had written, uncovered a conspiracy to assault the human body parts on the black market. curtis appeared in federal court earlier. his attorney maintaining that he is not guilty. joining us tonight. former prosecutors, good to have you both with us. it is terrific. i'm sorry. i have to take this more seriously. when you have an elvis impersonator going after the president's and senator weicker, i am sure there is no one that finds it funny, but to me it is bizarre beyond belief. >> it has to be a killer impersonation. had to do it. i just have to perry is going to be great for the jury to see this. lou: will this go to jerry? is this fellow not so obviously deserves that -- >> you may be disturbed, but it is pretty difficult to assert an insanity defense successfully. because it's really not enough to get this guy off the hook with insanity as a defense. lou: you go said seeing a
to president obama and a mississippi senator, roger wicker. the suspect identified as 45- year-old paul ken curtis out of corinth, mississippi. a cousin says he felt the government had not treated him well. he described him as an entertainer who impersonated elvis presley and other singers. investigators are still waiting for additional test results before they can confirm the letters contained the deadly poison ricin. preliminary tests show that they indeed did. security systems intercepted the letters before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance in the u.s. senate. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> san francisco is get
poison. to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. is known as ry-sin. both letters were facilities. and both were post-marked memphis, tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters. and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: we are seeing some pretty mild conditions. '70s in napa. it is going to be a mild night tonight. we can see that through the bay bridge toll plaza. even warmer tomorrow with that warming trend continuing. it is because of the high pressure. that is well to the north we can see that it is driving up towards washington. it will keep our sky is clear. temperatures in the 50s bay- area wide. quickly getting to the '60s and '70s. widespread 70's for the 3:00 p.m. hour with the 60s for the immediate coast. temperatures in your neighborhood. '70s in the south bay, even upper 70's! 78 in cupertino. we will see temperatures in the upper 70's in concord, pleasanton, 80s in antioch. temperatures in the low 70's t
with a deadly poison to president obama and a mena mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities, and both were postmarked memphis tennessee--april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill and handling the letters, and no one was injured. >> the u.s. senate has blocked a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. the plan failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass. the move sparked anger from president obama and disappointment from the parents of schoolchildren who were massacred just four months ago in newtown, connecticut. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the president's side, if she is quoted as being furious that the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of " cowardice ". the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of a compromise that was struck by a democratic and a republican senator. it was backed
out definitively today if letters sent to president obama and senator roger wicker contain the poison ricin. mississippi police have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis at his home. the fbi says curtis sent three letters, all of which preliminarily tested positive for ricin, and included a final line that red, "i am kc, and i approve this message." 'one size fits all'. it doesn't. that's crazy. we're all totally different. ishares core. etf building blocks for your personalized portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections
president obama and the senate majority leader commented on that this morning. >> appears the suspect has been apprehended the cowardly anonymous attacks i hope he will be brought to justice very soon. we should all understand this is not appear to be related in any way to boston connell: one final note president obama has spoken with governor rick perry from texas to tell him the prayers are with the people of west, texas, as they respond to the explosion. a busy week. none of it is good. connell: rich edson from the white house. the talk about the jobless claims have been revised at 352,000. from stanford connected is the are bs economist. it has been a rough week for all of us. do any of the events have any impact on how you look at the economy right now? are are you focused on other factors? >> at this point* i don't see them has any impact it is the actions going forward but it will not have an economic impact worries about people not wanting to go to a large sporting event and fortunately we have had these kinds of episodes before an economic impact has been negligent with so one of
president obama was joined by some new town family members and mr. obama lashed out at senators and the gun lobby. >> i have heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was so somehow misplaced. a prop somebody called them: emotional blackmail. some outlets said. are they serious? do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on this issue? do we think their emotions, their loss is not relevant to this debate? so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> megyn: joining me now alan colmes hosts the alan colmes show and ben ferguson hosts the ben ferguson show through the radio network. the president went on to accuse the nra of willfully lying in order to stop this bill from getting through. i'm going to get to that in one second let me start with his position on the newtown families. the president seemed to be defending charges that he was using them as a prop. i want to point out to the viewers. the new town families are not unanimous on gun control. i mean, we
information about the man the feds say sent letters that were poisoned to president obama and a u.s. senator from mississippi. his name is paul curtis. he has been known to local law enforcement, for what we don't know. and he would sometimes work as an elvis impersonator. the letters that contained a white powder said, quote, no one wanted to listen to me before. what does that mean? so far, nobody is saying. preliminary tests say the white powder is the poison radio ricin. >>> the president didn't mince words today. he called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosion in texas that l
on the ricin poison letter. president obama's fiery attack on senators who blocked gun control legislation. first, susan candiotti joins us with the breaking news. >> we've learned from a federal law enforcement official who's regularly briefed on the investigation. that images of two men -- there are two photographs we're tacking about here, are being circulated among law enforcement agencies around the country. and those law enforcement officers are asked to be on the lookout for these people, because they are possible suspects and of high interest. the reason we're being told that there's a high interest in these people is because of the timing of where they were right near the finish line before the blast went off. and also, because of what they have with them, what they are carrying. in this case, at least one of them is carrying what appears to be a dark colored backpack. and they have also circulated a memo, so to speak, among the agencies and describes it this way. the attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals, highlighted therein. feel free to
that it does look sunny and warmer sunday/monday. >> time now 7:12. president obama lashed out at senators who voted against new gun control legislation. >> because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and not have it. >> washington insider weighs in on whether another push for tougher gun laws is likely. >> plus, the big reward being offered in the search for a missing hayward man. ñç >>> a little cooler this morning. not as much of a breeze thankfully. sunny today. warmer. 60s and 70s. things look to be quieter today than the past couple days. >> time now 7:15. happening right now president obama and first lady michelle obama have arrived in boston. these are live pictures. they are arriving now. the president and first lady will be in boston attending inter faith prayer service in honor of those injured and killed in the boston bombings. focused on where air force one. we know air force one is down on the ground. the president will be speaking at the service. we wanted to take you live to boston's airport to let you know the president is in the
letters sent to a senator, roger wicker from mississippi, and president obama. >>> plus, we're awaiting a news conference out of texas on the murders of a district attorney, his wife, and another prosecutor that could be a major development in the case. that's all coming up right" next. lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to cnn's continuing coverage of the boston terrorist attacks and, of course, the explosions in texas. i'm jake tapper along with erin burnett. quick update on other news developing at this hour. first, the suspicious letters sent to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi. lab results are due any moment to confirm whether or not they were contaminated with the deadly poison ricin. initial tests showed that they were. police believe they have the man who sent the letters in custody. they charged paul kevin curtis with threats against the president a short time ago. curtis was arrested at his home in missis
. the 45-year-old is suspected of mailing letters with the poison ricin. president obama and senator wicker. he could face a maximum of 15 years in prison and $500,000 fine as well. federal officials say more tests are needed. >>> still ahead we have new video of the west, texas, explosion. we'll get an update on the continues search for any survivors. >> and be sure to like the "newsnation" on facebook. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. >>> of course you can join the "newsnation" on twitter. our twitter page is @"newsnation." >>> the final update on west, texas, the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. we just received new video of the explosion caught on tape. many stopped to record the inferno moments before the blast itself and joining me by phon
containing a white granular substance were sent to mississippi senator roger wicker and to president obama. two rounds of preliminary tests suggest the letters contain ricin, a poison than originates in castor beans. however, definitive tests on the letters are still being conducted. white house spokesman jay carney said the president was never in danger. >> materials that are suspicious or substances that are found to be suspicious at remote locations are then sent for secondary and more intense testing, and that process is under way now. >> reporter: the f.b.i., after reviewing the letters, says for now there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. the letters were mailed from memphis, tennessee, last week on april 8 and seemed to have come from one individual who wrote this: >> reporter: because the other reason that the f.b.i. sees no connection to boston is a matter of timing. kenneth curtis of tupelo, mississippi, has been taken into custody and charged with sending the letters. the f.b.i. believes curtis has sent over letters with similar content to other members o
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. melissa: a democratic senator who helped craft president obama's health care law now calls it a train wreck. max baucus made the comment yesterday as health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified at routine budget hearing. >> small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect. do you have any data. you're not giving data. you're giving concept frankly. i just see a huge train wreck coming down. melissa: time now for lou dobbs. so this one of those things where you accidentally blurt out the truth or was this contrived? senator bach sus -- >> senator baucus is not the kind of man that makes those mistakes or actions in his expressions. he was talking to her earnestly and forthrightly sayingings secretary, you have got a mess on your hand and you have very little time to turn it around. she misspoke at least, she was not fulsome in her answers in dealing with the exchanges because october we begin to see those constructed. four out of 30 republican governors are going to go along with it. the rest are not. melissa: wow. >> 33 legislators, or governors have reject
to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, the second to president obama -- tested preliminarily for ricin. both were quarantined at a post office screening facility miles away in maryland. built after the anthrax attacks that killed five and injured 17 across the nation in 2001. >> the president -- i'm sure you will ask this. the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. >> reporter: the fbi said both were postmarked memphis, tennessee, on april 8. they used the same language. quote, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. a phrase often used by radical groups. both letters are signed, i am kc and i approve this message. a third letter went to democratic senator carl levin's office in saginaw, michigan. a staffer who opened the letter there has been hospitalized protectively until tests are done. haz-mat teams searched jeff flake's office in phoenix but found nothing suspicious. >> we have had situations where there have been ricin scares. until this date there's never been any prov
by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> we now know the name of the suspect was believed to have mailed letters filled with deadly poison to president obama and mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rysin . both letters were intercepted as screening facilities and were both postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and handling the letters and no one was injured. >> following a story in san francisco with a is a suspicious package found near lotus fountain. today what would have been the commemoration of the one-- 1906 earthquake. the mayor was expected to be there as well as a host of other dignitaries. police and bombs csquad technicians investigate this suspicious package at lotus fountain. >> good morning every
, in the senate last night. we are so disappointed. our sorrow was expressed so appropriately by president obama last night that i invited mike to join us here to tell you where we go from here and to answer the question that people are saying what can we do to change this. mike, would you speak -- thank you for your leadership. >> thank you, leader pelosi. it's a pleasure and honor to join you, to talk about and to answer any questions that you guys may have on gun violence prevention. -manchin amendment that failefailed last night, as i thk everybody knows. it was everything. it was gun trafficking that failed last night. so this is, this is, if you're confused by the vote, like i'm sure the 93% of the mac and people who believe we should have background checks are confused, you are not alone because this is just unexplainable. what i can tell you is, it's not going to slow us or the tour our work in regard to gun violence prevention one bit. we met this morning with the vice chairs of the task force, the senate leader reid's staff was over to brief us. we had folks from one of the outside gro
containing ricin to president obama, republican senator roger wicker and a mississippi official. curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi. fortunately both letters sent to the president and senator wicker were intercepted before they ever reached anyone. that case, at least there's been progress made with regard to what happened there in washington. >>steve: back to our top news story on this thursday morning, and it is a fox news alert, we continue to keep a close watch on the explosion in texas. casey steagall is standing by. how many people do we know confirmed dead? how many hurt? we understand that whole region around the plant, this looks like a nuke went off. >> it looks a little bit more like a war zone. in fact, a representative with the texas department of public safety came out of there earlier and said it really looked like something you would see perhaps on the streets of baghdad or in kabul, afghanistan. it is difficult to get your mind around what has happened there because when the explosion happened just right before 8:00 local time last night, the sun was going d
in connection with the poison letters sent to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. john roberts is live for us right now in oxford, mississippi, with the latest for us. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning to you, patti ann. quite a story to tell, according to people i talked to who know kevin curtis, the man who was arrested yesterday afternoon in hose home in corinth, mississippi, on the border with tennessee, this guy had a lot going on. he was a part-time musician, an elvis impersonator weaving strong conspiracy theories about trafficking in body parts by one of the biggest medical institutions in mississippi. a while ago i got off with an attorney who used to represent him he clearly, according to this attorney that kevin curtis has some serious mental issues. he was doing contract cleaning work for north mississippi medical center. he claims one day he happened to cross arefrigerator looking for a drink of water that was full of body parts. when he tried to tell people about it, he was fired by the medical institution, banned from its campus. he then tried to tell
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, and the information that we received from the federal people that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were coordinated. >> possible relief for allergy sufferers. >> then. >> there are firefighters down. >> our coverage of the deadly massive explosion in texas continues. we're gathering new details on this breaking story. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the families of those killed in the newtown massacre. the president isn't the only one blasting the senate for narrowly rejecting the measure. heather hol
that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the
hours after the senate dealt a stinging blow to obama's agending by rejecting a white house backed plan on background checks for gun sales. obama invited a dozen democratic senators to join him for an informal dinner after holding two similar meetings with separate groups of republican senators. senators dick durbin, dianne feinstein, ron wyden, jack reed, landrieu, jean shaheen, michael ben it, and chris coons were some of the democratic senators that attended. first call up during this segment of the "washington journal" comes from tony in mow desso -- modesto, california. hi. caller: i wanted to bring up the fact yesterday about obama was out there and democrats out there talked about how the n.r.a. lied and were calling people liars. what amazed me is they never talk about those, all these lies that had to do with obamacare. lie after lie after lie. that's all the democrats do is lie. but they call other people liars. and i think that all the companies ought to make sure that when they have to lay off people for obamacare, make sure it's your democrat voters that go. send the voters
wednesday accused of sending letters to president obama and senators that tested positive for poisonous ricin. paul kevin curtis arrested near the tennessee state long. both letters were signed i am kc and i approve this message. who knows what that is about. carl levin said a staff member would spend the night in the hospital for caution after opening a suspicious letter. you don't know what is happening, whether they are connected, copycat stuff, whether the world has gone insane, and dogs and cats are in fact living together. has anyone spotted the stay puffed marshmallow man. the senator yesterday. >> i would like to commend the officials for detecting this threat before they even reached the capitol. >> and yet they would want to get rid of the post office. >> stephanie: and what dummy thinks the president opens his own mail. really? sorry, i can't make the summit, i have a bunch of mail. >> apparently kc thinks he does. >> i'm going get to him. >> stephanie: wiley coyote of tennessee. >> oh, got. >> stephanie: i'm going to try to move a mountain next. >> i'm goin
, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison, one addressed to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility. >> the mail is screen and these tests were undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risks to the general population. >> reporter: both sent out of memphis. one quote from the letter, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. another letter is under investigation. back here in d.c., even the tourists feel the added police presence at the capitol. >> you can feel it, walking around, after boston. things are just a little more tense. >> we ran into senator dianne feinstein just near this spot on the third floor of the senate russell building after the lockdown. no word of any arrests or injuries. >> reporter: packages and letters were all tested, all cleared. in washington, scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details here on the poison itself. what makes it such a serious threat is there is no known antidote. one person was k
of opportunity in the first two years of the obama administration he had his own party in power in the senate and own party in power in the house. use some political cash, some will to force the culture -- forced the closure of that place. he would need to up the risk calculus. the major population at of many.o are tweet patch with it most of the saudis. the amenis have n -- the yemanis have not been sent back. we do not believe they have the capacity or willingness to mitigate the threat they would pose and would simply be out on the street at potentially get back into combat activity. host: is there evidence against the 166 detainees still being held that makes -- that says "you are a danger?" detaineesst off all the federaloned district court for habeas because they enjoy the federal constitutional right of habeas. have orderedourts some of them to be released. evidence,here isn't there is evidence to suggest they are enemy combatants under court orders. that is number one. there is another pile of detainees, a population of 46, but the obama administration should -- that the above -- that
those letters laced with ricin to senator roger wicker and to president obama. no connection to the boston bombings, just a nut case who sends a lot of letters to members of congress demanding to be heard. he put a little poison in. he thought that might help out. he'll spend a good deal of time behind bars. we'll see how he gets heard there. >> my favorite part of that story is the guy put his own real initials on the letter. >> bill: this is kc and i approve this message. and up in boston, no matter what you've been led to believe by cnn, no arrests have been made but there has been a lot of progress in the investigation. you wouldn't know that by watching cnn yesterday. they got -- they had to be out there. they had to get ahead of the story. they had to make things happen with breaking news! >> announcer: this is cnn's breaking news. >> wolf, we have information. an arrest has been made in the investigation. >> identified has now been arrested. >> i was told by a boston law enforcement source, we've got him. >> bill: we got him john king said and not only that, he even id
. along with joe and me, and toom failed in the senate yesterday and very emotional reaction in washington including a frustrated president obama and show that to you. as a public service, in our opinion, we feel the need to read all of the names of all the senators who voted no on the issue. an issue supported by 90% of americans. we have a three-hour show and take the time to show you all of those names and perhaps a symbolic disconnect between washington, d.c. and the rest of the country. >>> the investigation into the boston bombings. lots of confusion with some media outlets incorrectly reporting an arrest had been made. pete williams is the best inf te business on this stuff with us ahead on the investigation. with us on the set is mark halpern and former governor howard dean and mike barnicle still in boston and in washington, the huffington post, sam stein. first the latest in west texas. i have reports coming in, joe, say the place looks like a lair literally war zone. charles hadlock has the latest. >> as you reported, the briefing ended here. >> reporter: we will have another on
obama and another letter to the republican senator from mississippi, roger wicker. the mail set off alarms at a screening facility. never came close to the white house or capitol hill. but a season source is telling fox news the substance in the letters is absolutely, unequivocally, ricin. police and neighbors describing the guy as a paranoid loner who thought the government was out to get him, trying to ruin his reputation. as for the body part conspiracy there was word he was deeply disturbed from his time working in a hospital. both letters saying, quote to see a wrong and not disclose is it is to become a partner to its continuance. it ended, i am kc and i approve this message. john roberts is live in mississippi. what can we say about this now today, john? >> we're learning all kinds of things about this fella and the possibility as well learned in court, overhearing conversation between the u.s. attorney and the judge there may be -- not confirmed -- a fourth letter out there some one. kevin kurtis had the appears, official charges, threatening the life of the president. we ov
to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say they have arrested 45 year-old paul capt. curtihave bkevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as ricin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities and both were postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says that for stolid careful drill in handling the letters and one was injured. >> we wait for a possible of arrests as they believe they may have identified a suspect on video in the bombing of the boston marathon on monday. >> 7:13 a.m. and we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam cam. this shows you clear conditions, we will have a nice day. we will start getting the warm-up as we head into the weekend. and george has a continuing look at the hot spot on westbound 580. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpected. and the
lobby didn't work. the harsh words that followed. >> reporter: president obama hugged victims of gun violence gathered in the rose garden. he lashed out at the senate for failing to pass gun legislation. >> a majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks. but by this continuing disorganization of senate rules, a minority was able to block it from moving forward. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: the senate fell short of the required 60 votes to mandate background checks for people who buy guns at shows and over the internet. the bill's failure is a victory for the nra. the president accused the nra and some lawmakers are spreading misinformation. >> the gun lobby and its aly s llies willfully lied about the bill. >> we should be especially careful to safe guard the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. >> reporter: others said the bill won't curb gun violence. >> expanded background checks would not prevent newtown. criminals do not submit to background checks. >> reporter: the president had a message for voter
's second term. four months after president obama called the country to action in the wake of the newtown shootings, using all of the power of the presidency to push gun safety measures, every measure he championed went down to defeat on the senate floor. when the compromise took shape, there was optimism they could get something through the senate but this bill to expand background checks for gun buyers only managed to win 54 votes. it needed 60 to move forward. >> shame on you! >> there will be order in the senate. >> the tucson shooting survivor who wrestled a third gun clip away from gerald loughner screamed when they heard the measure had failed and were escorted out of the capitol. four democrats voted no and four republicans voted for it. after the background check legislation which the white house believed had the best chance of passing was defeated. one by one the senate blocked proposals to ban assault weapons, limit magazines and by agreeing to a 60-vote threshold on all amends, democrats held off passage of republican amendments they believed would weaken or kill the bill. an
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